Interview UNITE Community in Action in East London

Listen to an Interview with Monowar Badrudduza the Cooridnator for UNITE the Unions first ever community centre in East London. I speak with Monowar on the work of UNITE Community in East London, the organizing against cuts to council housing, welfare reform, and broader impacts of austerity in the community of Tower Hamlets.

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Austerity and Benefit sanctions in the UK

Listen to an interview with Clarence Jackman from the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group(KUWG) in London, England. The KUWG is a self organized group of unemployed people in the area Kilburn, that organize on the basis of solidarity and self-help to fight the “ravages of the UK welfare system and the job centres”.
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CKUT 90.3FM Gentrification in Canadian Cities Today

A live round-table discussion on gentrification in Canadian cities with guests Fred Burrill from P.O.P.I.R. & Liisa Schofield from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Hosted by CKUT’s Mostafa Henaway. Our guests will discuss the current housing crisis in the midst of widespread gentrification and rapid rise of condos in working class neighborhoods and current struggles for social housing, democracy on the urban level and the fight back against gentrification and speculation.

Pakistan’s Invisible dissidents CKUT 90.3FM

pakistan lawyers protest

Audio Link for Interview with Azra Sayeed

General Musharaf took power in a coup d’état on October 12, 1999, had declared emergency rule and imposed strict security measures on November 3rd 2007, 2 months before a scheduled election in Pakistan.

The line that was carried by the Pakistani government was the growing threat of terror. Yet the days following those most targeted were the judges, the lawyers, human rights activists, and the political opposition. Yet many western states did not express vocal concern, as Pakistan has become one of the largest recipients of Western military aid, approximately more than 16 billion dollars in the past 6 years. In order to fight the war on terror and ally itself with US interests in the region and in particular the occupation of Afghanistan.

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New Security Certificate Legislation::Same denial of Justice

Adil Charkaoui who remains under a security certificate

An interview with Yavar Hameed, on the Conservative governments attempt to rush in new security certificate Legislation, after it being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada in February of 2007.

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